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AIMST University firmly believes that the student experience is enhanced by intellectual, social and cultural engagement, nurtured by cross-cultural co-existence. Living and working with others from different backgrounds and appreciating them can be acquired by staying within the University campus. Students can learn to tolerate, learn from one another, make friends and establish a support-working relationship. This will help in the process of integration of the diverse students.
With this consideration, it has been made MANDATORY for all students to stay in the University Student Residences or hostels for the first half of the duration of their course of study. (Refer to Student Residence Policy). These rules shall be known as AIMST Student Residence Rules and Regulations 2001 (Revised 2007) and shall be effective 1 September 2007.
It is the responsibility of all students to live in harmony, understanding, tolerance and respect for their room-mates and neighbours which is essential for healthy, community living.
1. Students are therefore:
- a. to conduct themselves in the highest standard of discipline, courtesy and respect for each other;
- b. to respect each other’s customs, race, religion and social obligations. Students should not install items which are offensive or behave in a manner which may offend other students;
- c. to abstain from vandalism in respect of property belonging to the University or other students;
- d. not allowed to organize or participate in any form of gambling in the residences or its vicinity;
- e. not allowed to organize any social gatherings in the residences or its vicinity with prior permission;
- f. not allowed to engage in any form of business.
2. Male students are strictly prohibited from visiting or entering female residences and vice-versa.
3. Students should inform the warden should they be required to stay out for a night or weekend. Students have to sign in the record book that is with the warden before leaving.
4. Students are strictly prohibited from moving into other students’ rooms or apartments without prior approval from Student Affairs Division.
PARENTS / GUARDIANS
Parents or guardians may visit students at the Residences at convenient times. No visitors are allowed after 8.00 p.m unless on urgent matters. Permission must be obtained from the University Security and the Warden before meeting the student.
Some important points to remember:
- a. The families or guests of students may be entertained in the University Cafeteria or in the lobby of the Student Residence. No one is allowed into the rooms of the students except with permission of the Warden.
- b. Family members or guests are not allowed to wander around freely unless accompanied by the student.
- c. Students will be held responsible for the conduct or behaviour of their guests while on campus.
MAINTENANCE OF RESIDENCE AND UNIVERSITY PROPERTY
University Residence cleaners maintain the cleanliness of the Student Residences but they cannot enter nor clean the rooms of students. They only clean the hall, bathrooms and the pantry of the apartment. Therefore, students are expected to:
- a. be responsible to keep their rooms clean at all times.
- b. dispose off personal rubbish into bins provided outside the apartment
- c. not deface, write, scribble or draw on walls of the Student Residences
- d. not affix- paste or nail any items on walls or doors that may cause damage
- e. not keep pets of any kind in the Student Residences.
- f. not to hang any clothes on window sills or curtain railings
5. Student Residence items provided in each room or apartment cannot be removed.
6. Any malfunction or damage to items or fittings must be reported to the Warden immediately by completing the Residence Maintenance Form available at the Warden’s Office.
7. Students must ensure that all electrical items are switched off before they leave their rooms or apartments.
8. Cooking is strictly prohibited in the Student Residences except boiling of water which is to be done in the pantry.
9. When carrying out repairs or maintenance work, the University authorized personnel have the right of entry into the apartment or rooms. However, the Warden will endeavour to inform the students concerned before entering to carry out repairs.
10. Students are advised to be careful and to secure their valuable items and the University will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to their property.
NEGLECT/ MISUSE/ DAMAGE TO PROPERTY
11. All property and items given to students for their exclusive use must be accounted for. Students will be held responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness and proper use of the property.
12. No fixtures or fittings of any kind shall be removed from the rooms or apartments.
13. Fixtures, fittings or items damaged intentionally, or by negligence or misuse by resident students, will be repaired or replaced by the University and the costs will be borne by the student/ s concerned (as per the ‘Item Replacement Prices’)
DRUGS/ ALCOHOL/ SMOKING/ PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS
In matters concerning the above, severe disciplinary action will be taken against students found using or possessing such.
14. Use or possession of any illegal drugs such as ganja, heroin, morphine, ecstasy pills or any substance listed under the Dangerous Drugs Act is cause for immediate dismissal from the Residence and the University.
15. Consumption or possession of alcohol or any other intoxicating drinks is strictly forbidden in the Residence or any part of the campus.
16. Smoking or gambling is strictly not allowed in the Residence or in any part of the campus.
17. Use or possession of pornographic materials is strictly forbidden in the Residence or in any part of the campus.
18. The security and safe custody of all valuables and other personal property of the student such as money, jewelry, perfumes or lap-tops etc. is the sole responsibility of the student. The University will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any of such items.
19. To ensure the safety and security of such items mentioned above, all students are advised to lock their cabinets, room doors and apartment doors whenever there is a need to.
20 Students are also advised not to let in their friends freely and to share room or apartment keys to ensure things do not go missing.
21. Students are not allowed to secure doors with additional personal locks which can obstruct entry of warden or any authorized personnel in the event of inspection, repair work or emergency.
CONTRAVENTION OF STUDENT RESIDENCE RULES AND REGULATIONS
22. Any student who contravenes any of the above rules shall be liable to disciplinary action and penalty meted out accordingly to the provisions contained under various rules and guidelines of the University and the University and University College Act 1971.
AIMST University reserves the right to add, amend or alter any of these rules as and when necessary.
Note: Not withstanding the above rules, all students of the University are bound by the AIMST University Semeling Campus Rules, Rules and Guidelines in the Student Undergraduate Handbook and the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971